Karen Myshkowsky

NDP candidate in the Southdale Winnipeg race.

Karen can be reached on social media, at karen.myshkowsky@mbndp.ca, or by calling 204-297-2497.

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Questionnaire Response

Karen Myshkowsky - Southdale

1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?

As an educator and an autism parent, I understand first-hand the supports needed for parents and students in public schools and in our health care system. I know that community supports are vital to helping students succeed as they prepare for life beyond secondary school. I work alongside mental health professionals and social workers and maintains close connections with community supports. Throughout the last 3 years of the Pallister government, we have seen the cuts in healthcare and education drastically affect my students and my own family. This was a determining factor in my decision to run. We need a strong community advocate to ensure we keep frontline services where they are needed the most.

2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?

As a community member of Southdale – my children have and do attend school in Windsor Park, our family are Southdale Community Center members, my boy’s hockey teams use the ice at Winakwa all winter, I have a vested interest in making sure that our community thrives and has a strong local voice to represent the constituency. We have a diverse community made up of many newcomers, young families and seniors who are aging in place. It’s essential that services are available across the spectrum for all constituents.

3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?

Foremost in people’s minds is Pallister’s cuts to healthcare – losing access to both the Vic and Concordia emergency care have caused a lot of stress and concern. Seniors have lost community health services such as physiotherapy and home care as the Pallister government works towards privatizing these services. As we work to restore these front-line services, the NDP will cancel Pallister’s plans to privatize home care, allowing people to stay healthy, at home, longer.

Rent has climbed 7.4% in the last 3 years, making life even more unaffordable for many in our community. Rent Assist has been cut, with some seeing a cut of $1000 per year. The NDP will reverse the cuts and will also improve opportunities for first-time home buyers to get themselves out of the rental market and into their own home.

Childcare is another concern I hear, with some families waiting 3-5 years for one space. We will work to reduce the wait list and create new public child care spaces. The NDP will move responsibility for child care to the Department of Education; as an educator I feel passionate about this step in recognizing the importance of child care in social and personal development.

4. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I welcome the opportunity to represent the riding of Southdale as a local candidate – I have said many times on the doorstep, I drive the same roads as all of my neighbours, I curse the same potholes on a daily basis – let’s work together to advocate for Southdale!

News that mentions Karen Myshkowsky

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‘Suddenly the balloon pops’: Election campaign defeat can take emotional toll on candidates

September 22, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...and perhaps express some of the concerns, or doubts, that I was feeling at the time." Not everyone who loses an election feels devastated, though. Karen Myshkowsky ran for the NDP in Southdale in the latest provincial election. On election night, it appeared she was headed to a win — until one final poll put...

NDP makes gains but city still wears PC blue

September 11, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...campaign headquarters. For Tory candidate Audrey Gordon, second time was a charm as she won a tightly contested battle in Southdale, beating out Karen Myshkowsky of the NDP. She unsuccessfully ran against Kinew in 2016. Elsewhere, the NDP regained control of Burrows with a victory by Diljeet Brar, and party...

C’est jour de vote au Manitoba | Élections Manitoba 2019

September 10, 2019

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...Audrey Gordon, du Parti progressiste-conservateur, a remporté la victoire dans la circonscription de Southdale, devançant la néo-démocrate Karen Myshkowsky. Rectificatif : Une version précédente indiquait à tort que deux députés noirs avaient été élus alors qu'il s'agit plutôt de trois...

10 ridings to watch in the Manitoba provincial election

August 28, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...NDP MLA Erin Selby stepped down in 2015. Who is running? Robert Cairns (Manitoba Forward Party), Spencer Duncanson (Liberal), Audrey Gordon (PC), Karen Myshkowsky (NDP), Katherine Quinton (Green). Why is it in play? Smith opted to move over to Lagimodiere following the boundary redistribution, leaving the...

Vote par anticipation aux élections provinciales : mode d’emploi

August 26, 2019

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...First Southdale : Robert Cairns : Indépendant Spencer Duncanson : Parti libéral du Manitoba Audrey Gordon : Parti progressiste-conservateur Karen Myshkowsky : Nouveau Parti démocratique Katherine Quinton : Parti vert du Manitoba Rivière-Seine James Bloomfield : Parti libéral du Manitoba Durdana...

Party leaders balance perils, pros of skipping public forums

August 21, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Lamont (L), Eileen Clarke (PC) Aug. 20 MPHM Hunger and Poverty Represented by: Kinew, Beddome, Shandi Strong (L) Child Care Forum Represented by: Karen Myshkowsky (NDP), Tony Hill (G), John Cacayuran (L), Scott Fielding (PC) Aug. 21 UpForDebateMB (women’s rights, gender equality) Confirmed: Bernadette Smith...

MANITOBA VOTES: NDP want Tory childcare fees plan; fear Pallister will raise them

August 21, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...NDP is calling on Brian Pallister to lay out his plans for childcare fees in Manitoba. On Wednesday afternoon, Karen Myshkowsky, NDP candidate for Southdale, expressed her concern that a PC government would raise childcare fees in the province if re-elected. “As a mom whose paid childcare fees, I know how...

MANITOBA VOTES: Awareness walk for child care to be held

August 19, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...will include Green Party candidate for Selkirk Tony Hill, Liberals candidate for the Maples John Cacayuran, and NDP Candidate for Southdale Karen Myshkowsky. A representative from the PC party has not yet been announced. Following the speeches from the political parties, the group will go on a 2.88 km...

NDP kick off unofficial election campaign

June 23, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...Richmond) 9. Greg McFarlane (McPhillips) 10. Jamie Moses (St. Vital) 11. Jim Maloway (Elmwood) INCUMBENT 12. Joe McKellep (Assiniboia) 13. Karen Myshkowsky (Southdale) 14. Kurt Morton (Kirkfield Park) 15. Lisa Naylor (Wolseley) 16. Lonnie Patterson (Brandon East) 17. Mark Wasyliw (Fort Garry) 18....